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Deane HughesAkumu - Descent [pan056] (April 26, 2011)

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Descent is the continuation of Akumu's study of resonances and micro-sonics found in our everyday world. Based on field recordings captured within train stations, banks and other large buildings, these four pieces re-synthesize and reduce those grand structures into the infinitesimal -- the real into the abstract. The result is an imaginary "molecular soundtrack" for the residents and travelers of these spaces. Simultaneously part of, and yet isolated from their surroundings and other passersby, this might very well be the raw sound equivalent of their interconnections to each other and the world around them.

This audio is part of the collection: Panospria
It also belongs to collection: Netlabels

Artist/Composer: Deane Hughes
Date: 2011-04-26
Keywords: Ambient; Drone; Electronic; Experimental; Microsound

Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada


Written, recorded and mulched by Deane Hughes in Toronto, Canada between 2009 and 2010.

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The Hive (Part 1) 23.9 MB
7.1 MB
The Hive (Part 2) 24.2 MB
6.9 MB
The Hive (Part 3) 23.0 MB
8.7 MB
The Descent 56.1 MB
20.6 MB
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Subject: reviews from Oír Para Creer, Ping Things and Música Selection
Akumu es un artista canadiense que trabaja con grabaciones de campo realizadas en grandes espacios (estaciones de tren, edificios…) manipuladas y reducidas a su mínima expresión. Burbujeos digitales y drones larguísimos caracterizan este “Descent”, con un sonido muy fino.



I've been a fan of Akumu for a number of years now and I'm happy to report that "Descent" continues the trend of intelligent and engaging work that makes Deane Hughes' project so appealing. Made from field recordings and re-imagined sound sources, "Descent" uses cyclical patterns of cuts and clicks that build in complexity while static washes ebb and flow resulting in a dense aural landscape that surrounds the listener. It's a study in reductions and the minimizing of grandeur, and it's not so much an album that you listen to as an album that you experience. You owe it to yourself to check this out.



Panospria sigue marcando su propio camino mediante obras como esta a cargo de Akumu, un artista de Toronto (Canadá), quien influenciado por la música electrónica, ambiental y oscura nos presenta a "Descent", cuatro piezas experimentales de larga duración en el cual ruidos, glitchs, microsonidos y frecuencias abstractas van tomando su lugar dentro de cada pieza sonora. Muy Interesante.